The average salary for a Senior Attorney with Contract Negotiation skills in Houston, Texas is $136,869.
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Job Description for Senior Attorney
A great deal of legal work, including both civil and criminal litigation, is done with teams of lawyers. A senior attorney is the person who helps to manage such teams. He or she is normally a partner in a firm or a high-level specialist retained by one. The senior attorney typically directs the preparations of the team in representing a client. The senior attorney also represents the team when meeting with the legal representatives from the adversarial side of a case. Should the case be argued …Read more
Senior Attorney Tasks
- Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
- Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
- Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
- Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
- Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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Popular Skills for Senior Attorney
Litigation Case Management
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Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 40.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (30.1% more) and New York, New York (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.3% less).
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